1. Demonstrate knowledge of the techniques that molecular biologists use to manipulate and analyse nucleic acids. 2. Demonstrate knowledge of how molecular biology is used in diagnostic laboratories for the detection and monitoring of disease. 3. Carry out DNA/RNA isolation and analysis methods including PCR, genotyping by RFLP, DNA sequencing, RT-qPCR and FISH 4. Demonstrate understanding of the Human Genome Project and associated bioinformatics. 5. Demonstrate an understanding of associated molecular biology approaches including recombinant DNA technologies, stem cells and gene therapy. 6. Obtain, interpret and synthesise information from background reading and use it to effectively supplement lecture notes. 7. Efficiently and effectively communicate scientific knowledge, experimental results, and analyses, in both oral and written formats.